Thank you Yosemite for forcing me to a clean Mavericks reinstall

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by cyberone, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. cyberone, Oct 19, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2014

    cyberone macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2005
    Good things first. Got a brand new 3T Time Capsule running in the background, my MBA 2011 never was faster and smoother and by having to recover the hard drive I got rid of lots of unnecessary applications and files that just amassed over time.

    The bad?

    Always told myself and friends to never ever upgrade to a first OS version. Did it the for first time and guess it was the final option whether I want to enable FileVault option that screwed up the whole process. Got an error message, then a strange stuck gray screen I've never seen before

    Luckily a local Apple guy could somehow recover my data, backed it up and got me a clean Mavericks reinstall.

    The moral of the story? I'm anal about maintaining a healthy computer. Didn't help with OS 10.10.

    Next time Apple advertises yet again the best and newest and fastest and whatever OS, I will, like in the past, just wait for version x.1 or even x.2.

    In case you're about to try 10.10, most people have no problems I assume. If you're one of the few running into a worst case scenario, just have that backup.
  2. shpankey macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2014
    I miss the speed and stability from the Snow Leopard days. :(
  3. cyberone thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2005
    A clean Mavericks reinstall will bring the speed back...
  4. Eithanius macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2005
    80% of the speed, not 100%...

    90% goes to Yosemite somewhat, but like Mavericks, Finder is 50% only... Bloody slow...
  5. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    Did you do a clean install of 10.10?

    I really think most users with issues are those who upgraded.

    I did a clean install on a older 2009 unibody macbook and Yosemite runs great! In fact id say it might even be a tad faster then Mavericks.
  6. Morpheo, Oct 22, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2014

    Morpheo macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2014
    I upgraded 3 Macs without any problem whatsoever. Yosemite is running great so far, and, yes, snappier ;)

    I think the problems are user-specific, as they always have been (mostly). Fortunately I don't have issues with the OS at the moment, but that doesn't mean I won't either.
  7. beachmusic macrumors regular


    Jan 12, 2013
    St. George Island
    just the opposite for me. Yosemite really lags. I get a slight hesitation on everything I do. This is on a late 2013 iMac with fusion drive and 16g memory.
  8. shpankey macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2014
    in process right now. doing a clean install of mavericks.
  9. mangomind macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2012
    Why not a clean install of Yosemite?

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